‘RHOBH’ Alum Lisa Vanderpump Mourns Death of Rumpy After Cancer Diagnosis

Lisa Vanderpump shared the sad news with her fans that her dog Rumpy had died. The former star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills confirmed the report on Instagram. Vanderpump is an animal activist and anyone that has seen her work on TV knows that she loves her dogs. The entrepreneur has so much love for them she even has her own rescue center she called Vanderpump Dogs which inspired a television show for Peacock.

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How did Lisa Vanderpump’s dog die?

Vanderpump shocked her fans on Instagram when she updated her feed to inform everyone that Rumpy had died. The reality star was seemingly traveling out of the country but was still able to see Rumpy alive one last time upon her return.

“What a lovely boy, Rumpy passed away from cancer a few hours after we returned from London .. he waited for us. We will always love him,” Vanderpump posted.

It was on December 12, 2020, when Vanderpump experienced the loss of her beloved Giggy — a fan favorite.

At the time, Vanderpump said on Instagram that Giggy “was truly loved, and we know how many of you loved him too.”

“Our sweet Gigolo was such an incredible, unique dog, but mainly, because of him, we started The Vanderpump Dog Foundation and embarked on our mission to save as many dogs as possible,” Vanderpump added. “He inspired us to start our work in rescue, and for that, we will always be grateful. Giggy’s legacy will live on, through every dog Vanderpump Dogs saves. Thank you all for your support. Rest In Peace Giggy, we love you.”

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Fans react with messages of support after Rumpy’s death

Everyone that loves Vanderpump knows what a great devotion she has for her pets that are part of her family. After learning about the death of Rumpy, it wasn’t long before fans poured in with messages of support during this difficult process.

“What a gut punch. Rumpy was the best! Lucky to have you two,” close friend Lance Bass replied.

“Awww Rumpy, such a sweet loving boy,” friend and former RHOBH co-star said.

“Just watched the episode on Netflix when you first got him, sorry for your loss,” a fan expressed.

“Oh Rumpy, I remember when you got him, such a gorgeous boy. Sending lots of love, thinking of your angel,” a follower added.

“Awwww I’m so sorry. I’m glad you got to say goodbye!” an Instagram user said.

“This makes me so sad but happy he waited for you. He looks like my sweet Cara with the sugar face,” another fan shared.

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“Oh no Rumpy I’m so terribly sorry for your loss, thank you for sharing him with us. The sweetest boy,” another follower noted.

“Sending tons of love and prayers to you and your family on the passing of Rumpy!! I remember watching your show when you saved him!! You are the guardian angel for doggy’s,” another Instagram user remembered.

Vanderpump did not offer further details about Rumpy. However, it was lovely to read all the messages dedicated to the furbaby and how much everyone remembered them.